Realme starts 2022 with the launch of a new mid-range smartphone, the Realme 9i. As its name suggests, this device is intended to succeed the Realme 8i, launched at the end of last year, and, as such, it is committed to modest but competent specifications.
The Realme 9i has been launched in Vietnam and, for the moment, there is no news about its possible arrival in the global market. If it does, we will update this text with the relevant information. As far as the Vietnamese market is concerned, the terminal is available in a single version, in two colors.
Realme 9i technical specifications
|Dimensions and Weight||164.4 x 75.7 x 8.4 mm|
|Screen||6.6 inch LCD|
FullHD + resolution
Variable refresh rate: 30, 48, 50, 60, 90 Hz
Touch sampling: 180 Hz
GPU Adreno 610
|RAM||6 GB LPDDR4x|
5 GB virtual RAM
|Internal Storage||128 GB UFS 2.2|
Expandable via 1 TB microSD cards
|Rear Camera||Main: 50 MP f / 1.8|
Depth: 2 MP f / 2.4
Macro: 2 MP f / 2.4
|Front Camera||16 MP f / 2.1|
Fast charge 33 W
|Operating System||Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11|
4G / LTE
USB type C
|Others||Side fingerprint reader|
|Price||6,490,000 Vietnamese dongs|
90 Hz and Snapdragon 680
The Realme 9i is based on a simple but colorful back. The device is available in blue and black, in both cases with a finish based on vertical stripes. The back is completely smooth, except for the camera module in the upper left corner, which, from the images, seems to protrude slightly.
The fingerprint reader has been incorporated into the right frame, something that the terminals with LCD panels have already accustomed us. The Realme 9i incorporates a 6.6-inch LCD panel with FullHD+ resolution and 90 Hz refresh rate (a reduction compared to the Realme 8i, which had 120 Hz). The screen, of course, is perforated in one of the corners to house the internal camera.
Popping the hood reveals a Snapdragon 680 processor (whose GPU is the Adreno 610) and 6 GB of LPDDR4x RAM. The twist is that Realme uses virtual RAM to add five gigabytes, bringing the figure up to 11 GB. As for internal storage, 128 GB UFS 2.2 expandable up to 1 TB with microSD cards. These are not the fastest components on the market, but they are solvent.
The battery is one of the great promises of the device, as it mounts 5,000 mAh with 33W fast charging. Always on paper, autonomy should not be a major problem. The heart and soul of the smartphone are Android 11, which comes with Realme UI 2.0, Realme’s customization layer.
Finally, it is worth mentioning the camera. The Realme 9i features a 50-megapixel main camera, a two-megapixel depth sensor, and a two-megapixel macro. It is odd, of course, that it does not incorporate a wide-angle lens. The front camera, meanwhile, remains at 16 megapixels and we already know that it is hidden in the perforation of the screen.
Pricing and Availability of the Realme 9i
As we indicated above, the Realme 9i has been announced in Vietnam and, for the moment, there is no news about its possible arrival in the global market. What we do know is that it will be available in black and blue and in a single version of 6/128 GB. Its price is 6,490,000 Vietnamese dongs.